Five of the costliest US river floods

1. Mississippi and Missouri rivers, 1993 – $23 billion

  • close
    An aerial view of flood waters in Missouri show the Mississippi River flood of 1993. As a result of the floods, 168,340 people registered for federal assistance.
    View Caption
  • About video ads
    View Caption
of

The great flood of 1993 broke record after record. In terms of the number of people displaced, amount of crops and property damaged, the area covered by water, and the duration, the flood surpassed all other floods since the government starting keeping records in the mid-1800s. The Mississippi and Missouri flood waters destroyed approximately 50,000 homes and caused 54,000 people to evacuate. Nine states were affected: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas.

5 of 5
Share this story:

Read Comments

View reader comments | Comment on this story

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK